On Cohesion

On Cohesion offers expert insight and research into issues surrounding extremism and community cohesion in the UK.

From a critical review of the counter-terrorism initiative Prevent to the celebration of linguistic diversity, the collection broadens the conversation on community cohesion both on a regional and national level.

With an introduction by Mayor Andy Burnham, whose recent Preventing Hateful Extremism and Promoting Social Cohesion Commission initiative seeks to challenge hateful radicalisation in Greater Manchester, this series features the latest research of nine leading academics at The University of Manchester.

The essays are now available as audio readings (via Soundcloud) and in written form (via our Policy@Manchester blog site). 


Five months after the publication of On Cohesion, we brought together some of the authors to reflect on developments in the months since publication.

Along with academics, local policymakers and civil servants, Kate Gilmore, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, joined the event.